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Law in Action

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 10:05:16 GMT

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Phone taps and terrorism trials

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 12:35:59 GMT

Joshua Rozenburg asks why GCHQ's lawyers oppose using intercept evidence in court at terrorism trials.

Military justice system reforms

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 11:30:13 GMT

Do revelations about the misconduct of British soldiers in Iraq mean military justice needs reform?

'Failing mental health'

Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:23:20 GMT

Clive Coleman visits the mental health court pilot in Brighton and takes a wider look at Mental Health Treatment orders.

'Too much criminal legislation'

Tue, 03 Nov 2009 16:02:45 GMT

Former Director of Public Prosecutions Sir Ken Macdonald says Parliament should 'back off' and leave criminal justice alone

Lord Chief Justice

Tue, 27 Oct 2009 17:45:09 GMT

Lord Igor Judge gives his first interview since taking up the post last year. He and Clive Coleman discuss sentencing and access to justice in the civil courts.

Freedom of Information

Tue, 20 Oct 2009 14:36:09 GMT

The Act was supposed to create a new age of openness in government, forcing all public bodies to disclose information to anyone who asked. But how has it really been used over the last five years?

Irish redress scheme

Thu, 09 Jul 2009 16:15:24 GMT

People who were abused as children in schools run by Catholic religious orders may get justice.

Joint enterprise

Tue, 30 Jun 2009 14:33:22 GMT

How can you convict someone of murder when there is no evidence as to who inflicted the fatal wound?

Body ownership

Tue, 30 Jun 2009 10:59:15 GMT

BBC Law in Action examines the legal complexities of who owns your body - you or the state?

Too young to be a criminal?

Tue, 30 Jun 2009 10:58:53 GMT

Law in Action returns to ask at what age should children be held criminally responsible

Trusting the young

Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:47:01 GMT

How police are tackling the roots of gun and knife crime by creating a new generation of young black leaders

Mosley v UK

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:41:06 GMT

Law In Action speaks to Max Mosley about his determination to see a radical overhaul of UK privacy laws

Jailhouse revolution

Tue, 03 Feb 2009 10:02:07 GMT

Signs of change for the world’s largest prison system as America starts to reform its “universities of crime”

A world without lawyers?

Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:42:25 GMT

Tougher competition and new technology promise radical change for both the legal profession and for consumers